ABOUT ANDY WARHOL KYOTO

Andy Warhol drew inspiration from images of popular culture and consumerism and was a leading figure of New York City’s Pop Art movement starting from the early 1960s. This exhibition is the first major Warhol exhibition in Kyoto. It presents over 200 works exclusively from the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and includes early works from the 1950s when Warhol worked as a commercial illustrator, iconic 1960s canvas paintings such as the Death and Disaster series, underground films and television shows, commissioned celebrity portraits, and works from Warhol’s later years that touched upon his Catholicism and further entrenched his fame.
Warhol stopped over in Japan during his world trip in 1956 and visited Kyoto. He returned in 1974, Kyoto was a source of inspiration and fascination for Warhol. The exhibition also presents artwork and archival objects emphasizing his relationship with Kyoto and Japan, including drawings, clothing, photographs, and ephemera.

ABOUT ANDY WARHOL

Andy Warhol 1928-1987

Andy Warhol initially pursued a successful career as a commercial illustrator and began to receive recognition as an influential artist in his 30s. In his early years, Warhol worked with acrylic paint on canvas, but after the 1960s, having establishing his own studio in New York known as “The Factory”, within the context of American society’s mass consumerism, which was generated by the remarkable economic growth of that era, he delivered a constant stream of silkscreen paintings. Warhol took his inspiration from mass-produced commercial products like Campbell’s soup cans and Coca-Cola, as well as from many famous celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. As one of the leading figures of the 'pop-art’ movement in New York, he exerted a significant influence over various industries, such as art, music, and fashion.

INFORMATION

TITLE
ANDY WARHOL KYOTO
PERIOD
September 17, 2022 – February 12, 2023
OPENING HOURS
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
CLOSED
Mondays (except public holidays)
VENUE
Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Higashiyama Cube
ORGANIZED BY
City of Kyoto, The Andy Warhol Museum, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.,
Sankei Shimbun, The Kyoto Shimbun, WOWOW, FM802/FM COCOLO
SPECIAL SPONSOR /
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Sony Group Corporation
SPONSORED BY
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), Matsushima Holdings Co.,Ltd., Accenture Japan Ltd, eplus
IN COOPERATION WITH
Headquarters for Vitalizing Regional Culture, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.,
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
KYOCERA Corporation
SUPPORTED BY
Embassy of the United States of America, Kyoto Prefecture
HOTEL PARTNER
Garrya Nijo Castle Kyoto by Banyan Tree Group
PLANNING BY
imura art gallery / Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.

TICKETS

Tickets at the door

Sales period:from 17 September

Adult (Weekends and Holidays)

¥2,200

Adult (Weekdays)

¥2,000

College and high school student

¥1,400

Junior high school and elementary school student

¥800

  • * All prices include tax.
  • * Group discount rates apply for groups of 20 or more (the same as advance ticket price)
  • * Free admission for disabled visitor with a disability certificate (proof required) and one accompanying care attendant.
  • * Free admission for preschool children (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
  • * When the venue is crowded, we may ask you to reserve a date and time in the future, or you may be asked to wait before entering.

ACCESS

Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art
124 Okazaki Enshojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8344